By Monisha G Kumar Last Updated:
When one is born in the family of stars and end up hearing about scripts, dialogues, actors, and dance sequences, it is quite natural for them to dream about making it big on the screen one day. One grows up watching the luxurious lifestyle, fans roaring outside the house to see a glimpse of their favourite star, and end up dreaming about the same. Well for actor, Hrithik Roshan, his father, Rakesh Roshan’s life was an inspiration for him in not one but many ways. He has seen his father’s rising stardom and the struggling period too and thus, he ensured to take his father’s legacy forward. (Also Read: When Seema Biswas Felt Huge Pride Hearing Her Father's Reaction To Her Bold Scenes In 'Bandit Queen')
In the year 2000, when a handsome young boy had made his acting debut in the film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, women went crazy in love with him. He was none other than Hrithik Roshan, who had made his acting debut with his father, Rakesh Roshan’s film, which had made him a star overnight. With looks to die for, Hrithik went on to become the ‘Greek God’ of Bollywood and his fan following surpassed all the parameters. The actor had once revealed in The Kapil Sharma Show that after his debut film, he had received over 30000 marriage proposals. Despite his superstardom, the actor is quite humble and credits his father for keeping him grounded.
Although we love every picture of Hrithik Roshan, we recently stumbled upon an unseen childhood picture of the actor with his paternal family and it is surely a rare gem. In the picture, Hrithik looked adorable as he posed with his dadi, Ira Roshan, chachu, Rajesh Roshan, parents, Rakesh and Pinkie Roshan and sister, Sunaina Roshan. The family portrait of the Roshans made us nostalgic and took us back to the time when family pictures played a vital role in people’s life.
Son of noted music director, Roshanlal Nagrath, Rakesh Roshan had appeared in almost 85 films, but as an actor, he was mostly seen in supporting roles. After his father’s untimely death, Rakesh Roshan had started his career as an assistant director. He had made his debut with the film, Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani, where he had played a supporting role. He had gotten solo roles in women-oriented films like, Paraya Dhan, Aankh Micholi and Khoobsurat where the focus was more on the heroine. Most of his solo hero films had flopped at the box office. With limited success in the early years of his career, Rakesh Roshan and his family had to face a lot of hardships. (Also Read: Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Was In Love With This Actress, Broke Up With Her To Marry Sharmila Tagore)
In the year 2006, Hrithik Roshan had appeared in Simi Garewal’s talk show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal with his then wife, Sussanne Khan. In the show, Hrithik had opened up about his father’s struggling days and how the family had faced a lot of hardships since they had no money to even pay the house rent. He had further stated that his mother, Pinky Roshan had taken him and his sister, Sunaina to her parent’s house and dad, Rakesh Roshan had lived with his mother since he didn’t have enough money to buy a house for his family. He had also recounted the days when they had slept on the floor and had revealed, “Until the time my dad could earn enough money to buy another house. And then we shifted into another house which was barely just walls and floors. We slept on gaddas, these mats and slowly got the furniture in.”
In an interview with the DNA, Rakesh Roshan had talked about his absence during his children’s growing up years. Talking about how Hrithik was always closer to his mother, he had shared, “He was always closer to his mom. I was struggling to make my mark at the time, so I could not spend much time with my children. But I would make sure we went for holidays. I would join them just for about three or four days. Growing up may have been tough for them because I could not give them everything as I couldn’t afford it. But I made sure I brought them up really nicely.” (Also Read: Yogeeta Bali's Father Was A Married Man When He Met Her Mother And Geeta Bali's Sister, Hardarshan)
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